Lighting Up With Our Community Partners for a Drug-Free Singapore

26 Jun 2021

    The DrugFreeSG Light-Up on 26 June 2021 saw Singapore’s iconic buildings and structures illuminated in either green or white, from 7.30pm to 12 midnight, to symbolise our community partners’ strong support for the anti-drug cause. Green and white, symbolising ‘Health’, ‘Vitality’ and ‘Strength’, are the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon[1], a symbol of the anti-drug cause and Singapore’s united stand against drugs.

2.         This year marks the fourth light-up event organised by CNB and NCADA, with a total of 28 participating partners, including seven community partners participating for the first time[2]. And for the very first time, Lazada Group, one of our partners in the United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC), participated virtually by ‘lighting up’ its app in the green and white colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon for the day. A splash screen with details about the DrugFreeSG Light-Up 2021 was also shown to all users when the app was launched on their devices.

3.         The DrugFreeSG Light-Up is part of the annual Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), and is held in conjunction with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on 26 June. On this day, the world comes together to acknowledge the harms of drugs and drug abuse, and pledge to combat drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

4.         This year also marks CNB’s 50th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the CNB Headquarters at Police Cantonment Complex was illuminated with a celebratory CNB50 banner on the façade of the building during the DrugFreeSG Light-Up.

5.         As part of ADAC 2021, there will also be a series of upcoming activities, including a #DrugFreeSG Light-Up Instagram filter contest on 30 June 2021, where the most creative entries can stand to win up to $300 worth of Grab vouchers. Members of the public are invited to show their support for a drug-free Singapore by participating in an anti-drug ribbon folding activity, through an instructional video led by Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. The video will feature shout-outs from various Institutes of Higher Learning. Students from Singapore Polytechnic have partnered CNB to come up with engaging digital activities, including quizzes and infographics, to further raise awareness on the drug-free message. For more details, follow us (@CNB.DrugFreeSG) on Facebook and Instagram.

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021
Photos 1 and 2 (CNB):
Iconic buildings in the Marina Bay area illuminated in the colours of the green and white Anti-Drug Ribbon on 26 June 2021.

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021
Photo 3 (CNB):
Science Centre Singapore, a partner under the United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC), illuminated in green on 26 June 2021.

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021
Photos 4 and 5 (CNB): New participating partners for DrugFreeSG Light-Up this year, Jewel Changi Airport’s HSBC Rain Vortex and the Singapore Sports Hub, illuminated in green on 26 June 2021.

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021
Photo 6 (CNB): CNB Headquarters at Police Cantonment Complex illuminated on 26 June 2021 to commemorate CNB’s 50th anniversary.

DrugFreeSG Light-Up 26 Jun 2021
Photo 7 (CNB): A splash screen on the Lazada app shown to users when the app was launched on their devices on 26 June 2021.

[1] See Annex A, for information on the Anti-Drug Ribbon and the symbolism of the colours
[2] See Annex B, for the list of participating partners, iconic buildings and structures in the DrugFreeSG Light-Up 2021

26 JUNE 2021



The Green and White "Anti-drug Ribbon" 


Colours of the ribbon signify
HealthVitality and Strength


First introduced during the launch of the 1996 National Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign – “Stay Clear – Drug Abuse Causes Permanent Damage to Your Body and Mind” organised under the banner of the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA).


Officially adopted in 2015 as the anti-drug abuse symbol at the Asia-Pacific Forum Against Drug (APFAD). It was later adopted as the symbol for preventive drug education and campaigns throughout ASEAN to spread a common message among youth and communities to be resilient against drug abuse at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Drug Matters (AMMD) in 2016.


i. [New] Autobahn Ten Square;
ii. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay;
iii. Gardens By The Bay;
iv. [New] Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) Ashram;
v. [New] Jewel Changi Airport – HSBC Rain Vortex[3];
vi. OCBC;
vii. Ocean Financial Centre;
viii. OUE Bayfront and OUE Tower;
ix. Marina Barrage;
x. Marina Bay Sands;
xi. Marina Square;
xii. MBFC;
xiii. Millenia Tower;
xiv. National Gallery;
xv. [New] One Raffles Place (Tower 2);
xvi. Pan Pacific Singapore;
xvii. Parliament House;
xviii. [New] Republic Plaza;
xix. Science Centre Singapore;
xx. Sentosa Development Corporation;
xxi. Singapore Flyer;
xxii. [New] Singapore Sports Hub;
xxiii. Suntec City;
xxiv. The Fullerton Hotel;
xxv. [New] The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore;
xxvi. UOB Plaza;
xxvii. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall; and
xxviii. Land Transport Authority (covering iconic bridges such as the Anderson Bridge, Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Cavenagh Bridge, Clemenceau Bridge, Coleman Bridge, Elgin Bridge, Esplanade Bridge, Helix Bridge and Jubilee Bridge).

[3] Jewel Changi Airport – HSBC Rain Vortex was illuminated in green from 8 to 9pm on 26 June 2021